Brave New World

2020

CAST Harry Lloyd, Jessica Brown Findlay, Alden Ehrenreich, Demi Moore

CREATOR David Wiener

Now streaming on Peacock TV

Based on Aldous Huxley’s groundbreaking novel, Brave New World imagines a utopian society that has achieved peace and stability through the prohibition of monogamy, privacy, money, family, and history itself.

As citizens of New London, Bernard Marx (Harry Lloyd) and Lenina Crowne (Jessica Brown Findlay) have only ever known a rigid social order, a perfect pharmaceutical called Soma, and a culture of instant gratification and ubiquitous sex. Curious to explore life beyond the strictures of their society, the two New Worlders embark on a vacation to the Savage Lands, where they become embroiled in a harrowing and violent rebellion. Bernard and Lenina are rescued by John the Savage (Alden Ehrenreich), who escapes with them back to New London. John’s arrival in the New World soon threatens to disrupt its utopian harmony, leaving Bernard and Lenina to grapple with the repercussions. The three become entwined in a fraught relationship that awakens them to the dangers of their own conditioning.

From UCP, in association with Amblin Television, the series is executive produced by David Wiener and Grant Morrison, along with Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey, co-presidents of Amblin Television. Brian Taylor executive produces on the first episode. Wiener also serves as series showrunner. Owen Harris will direct the first two episodes and executive produce the series.

Episodes

1. Pilot
Welcome to New London, a utopia governed by three rules—no privacy, family or monogamy—where everyone belongs to everyone else.

2. Want and Consequence
Bernard Marx is preoccupied with recent events in New London as he and Lenina Crowne take a trip together; John struggles with a dilemma.

3. Everybody Happy Now!
Danger awaits Bernard and Lenina in the Savage Lands, where the world is flipped on its head; John grapples with staying true to himself as paths entwine.

4. Swallow
Bernard introduces John to New London while Lenina struggles with reintegration after their visit to the Savage Lands.

5. Firefall
Lenina tests the limits of her emotional self-regulation while Bernard seizes an opportunity; John observes New London conditioning.

6. In the Dirt
Lenina has an unexpected collision; John becomes the center of attention as he embraces his surroundings.

7. Monogamy and Futility: Part 1
Lenina juggles separate lives as fantasy and reality converge; Mustafa Mond makes a terrifying discovery.

8. Monogamy and Futility: Part 2
John takes integration to the next level as monogamy poses new problems; while Bernard realizes his potential, Lenina questions assumptions.

9. Soma Red
Bernard copes with an unexpected tragedy, while Lenina draws ire at the Hatchery; John’s exile pushes New London to the brink.